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Full text of "Kimber Model 82 Rifle"

Read the Instructions and Warnings 
in the Manual Carefully 
Before Using this Firearm 



NOTICE: 

Kimber of Oregon, Inc. is not, and will not be, responsible for any part 
of this rifle after it leaves our control, or for the addition or substitution of 
parts or accessories not manufactured by Kimber This rifle was designed 
to operate correctly in the condition it was shipped. Kimber will not be respon- 
sible for any modification made to its products 

BE SURE TO NOTE 
WARNINGS PRINTED IN RED 



CONTENTS 
CHAPTER PAGE 

t. INTRODUCTION 

1.1 INITIAL INSPECTION 5 

1.2 DESCRIPTION OF RIFLE 5 

1.3 AMMUNITION , , . . 6 

1.4 AMMUNITION &. BORE OBSTRUCTION WARNINGS ! 6 

1.5 GENERAL DATA 6 

2. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY 

2.1 DISASSEMBLY OF RIFLE . . , 7 

2.2 ASSEMBLY OF RIFLE .9 

3. OPERATION AND FUNCTIONING 

31 WARNINGS - LOADING & PERSONAL PROTECTION 10 

3.2 LOADING 10 

3.3 FIRING 10 

34 UNLOADING '...,. 10 

4. TRIGGER ASSEMBLY ADJUSTMENT 

4.1 CAUTION 1t 

4.2 TRIGGER OVEHTRAVEI ... * f| 

4.3 TRIGGER AND SEAR ENGAGEMENT 12 

4.4 SAFETY FUNCTION 12 

4.5 TRIGGER PULL 13 

4.6 INSTALLATION OF STOCK . 13 

5. MALFUNCTIONS 

51 AMMUNITION CHAMBERING AND 

EXCESSIVE FORCE WARNING 14 

52 CLEARING A MALFUNCTION WARNING 14 

53 PROPER AMMUNITION 14 

54 INSPECTION OF FIRED CASES , 14 

6. SIGHT ADJUSTMENT 

51 REAR SIGHT 15 

6,2 FRONT SIGHT 15 

7. CARE AND CLEANING 

7.1 CLEANING EQUIPMENT |g 

7.2 CLEANING PROCEDURE " " 16 

73 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 16 

74 WARNING 17 

KIMBER MODEL 82 US. GOVERNMENT EXPLODED VIEW 18 

KIMBER MODEL 82 U.S. GOVERNMENT PARTS IDENTIFICATION . 19 



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CONTENTS ADDENDUM 
WARNINGS 

CHAPTER PARAGRAPH WARNING PAGE 

1 1.2 USE OF SAFETY . . . , 5 

14 CHAMBER OR BARREL 

OBSTRUCTIONS AND AMMUNITION 6 

USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE 
EQUIPMENT .6 

2 2,1 DISASSEMBLY OR OTHER 

WORK - PROCEDURE AND 

HANDUNG 7 

3 3.1 FIRING: SAFE HANDLING & 

PERSONAL PROTECTION . 10 

$2 LOADING 10 

4 43 SEAR AND TRIGGER ENGAGEMENT .12 

5 5.1 CHAMBERING A CARTRIDGE 14 

USE OF FORCE , . . 14 

5.2 MALFUNCTIONS - CLEARING CHAMBER 14 

7 74 EXCESSIVE LUBRICATION 17 



CHAPTER 1 

INTRODUCTION 



1.1 INITIAL INSPECTION 

Before using this rifle, it should be inspected and cleaned thoroughly as shown 
in this manual to insure il is complete, reliable, and functions properly. The 
system, as received, should consist of: 

One Model 82 Government rifle with Hand Stop 

Assembly and Three Butt Plate Spacers; 
One Rear Sight with screw-in apenure 
One Rear Sight Adaptor 
One Front Sight 
Ten Front Sight Inserts 
One 2.5mm Hex Key for Front Sight 
One 5/32 Hex Key for Butt Plate 
One Technical Manual 

II is recommended that this manual be read and completely understood before 
i ring 

1.2 DESCRIPTION OF RIFLE 

The Kimber Model 82 Government is a bolt action single shot caliber .22 (Long 
Rifle) target rifle. (See Figure 1) 



SCOPE MOUWI 
BASES 

MFWLI 



,. FRONT 

^y SJQHT 




ASSEMBLY 



FIGURE 1 



The bolt (S-412) must be manually operated to load and chamber a cartridge. 
The bolt must be manually opened and retracted to remove a loaded or fired 
cartridge from the rifle. 

WARNING; IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE SAFETY (A-3051 
ALWAYS BE ENGAGED WHEN LOADING OR UNLOADING A LIVE CAR- 
TRIDGE. CAUTION, THE RIFLE SHOULD HAVE THE SAFETY 
DISENGAGED ONLY WHEN ENGAGING A TARGET. 

When the safety (A-305) is rotated forward and the red dot is visible, the rifle 
will fire when the trigger is pulled. The safety is engaged when rotated to the 
rear (toward butt). In this posiiion, the trigger cannol be pulled. The bolt may 
be operated when the safety is engaged or disengaged. It is recommended 



thai the safety always be engaged when loading or unloading a live cartridge. 
(See Figure 2) 

(Red Dot Denotes In "'Fire" Position) BOLT 

(Red Dot Denotes In "Fire" Position) ^STOP 




FIGURE 2 



The trigger assembly (A215GA) is shipped with the trigger adjusted to be be- 
tween 35 and 4.5 pounds. The trigger pull on the Kimber Model 82 Govern- 
ment is fully adjustable {by a qualified armorer) to range from 2 pounds to 4.5 
pounds. The trigger assembly is equipped with an over-travel adjustment and 
a sear engagement adjustment. These adjustments are to be made only by 
a qualified armorer Improper adjustment of the sear engagement screw can 
cause the rifle lo be UNSAFE . 

1.3 AMMUNITION 

Ammunition used in the Kimber Model 82 Government should be manufac- 
tured lo SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturing Institute. Inc.) 
specifications or meet U.S. Military specifications. Dp not use 22 short. .22 
long, .22 shot cartridges, or .22 hyper velocity cartridges in the rifle. Use only 
,22 long rifle standard velocity or .22 long rifle high velocity ammunition. 

1 .4 WAR NING: it must be understood that death or serious 

INJURY CAN RESULT IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUR: 

1, CHAMBER OBSTRUCTIONS 3. PROPELLANT OVERLOADS 

2. BORE OBSTRUCTIONS 4. DEFECTIVE AMMUNITION 

WARNING: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SHOOTING GLASSES AND HEAR- 
ING PROTECTION ALWAYS BE WORN WHEN FIRING THE KIMBEH MODEL 
82 GOVERNMENT. 

Bore: Shoolers must examine the bore of the Kimber Model 82 Government 
to be certain it is clear of obstructions prior to firing the rifle! Firing the rifle 
with any obstruction in the bore. L&, water, oil, cleaning material, etc, may result 
in damage to the rifle and injury to the shooter and other persons standing 
nearby If there is an obstruction or dirty bore, clean the bore with a cleaning 
rod and bore brush pnor to firing the rifle. 

1.5 GENERAL DATA 

Weight 10-10.75 pounds 

Length overall 43 inches 

Length barrel 25 inches 

Sight Radius (open Sights) 28 inches 

Sight Adjustment , 1/5" per click at 100 yards 

Rifling 6 groove 1 turn in 16" right 

hand twist 

Trigger pull 3L5/45 pounds 

Caliber 22LR only 



CHAPTER 2 
DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY 

2.1 DISASSEMBLY OF RIFLE 

WARNING; NEVER CLEAN, LUBRICATE. DISASSEMBLE. ASSEMBLE, OR 
WORK ON ANY FIREARM WHILE IT IS LOADED! KEEP ALL AMMUNITION 
AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. 

WARNING: ALWAYS POINT RIFLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION 

Removal of Bolt Pull bolt (S-412) to rear while depressing bolt stop (S-415). Bolt 
will slide out ot receiver (A100V600). {See Figure 3) No further disassembly is 
required for routine cleaning or maintenance. 

JNTERCHANGEABILITY CAUTION: BOLTS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE. 
THEY MUST BE KEPT WITH THE RIFLE FOR WHICH THEY WERE 
ORIGINALLY FITTED. OTHERWISE HEADSPACING MAY NOT BE WITHIN 
TOLERANCES REQUIRED FOR SAFETY AND MAXIMUM ACCURACY, 



PUSH 



^> REMOVE 




FIGURE 3 



Removal of Hand Stop- Rotate knurled knob on Hand Stop Assembly (A-513) 
counter clockwise to loosen hand-stop and slide off hand stop rail (A-5004). {See 
Figure 4) 

DEPRESS TO REMOVE 
SWIVEL FROM HANDSTOP 



SLIDE OFF 
TO REMOVE 




ROTATE 
.TO LOOSEN 



FIGURE 4 / 

Removal of Sling Swivel: Press button in center of Hand Slop Assembly {A-513} 
releasing spring pressure on detent balls and pull downward. {See Figure 4) 
Removal of Front Sight: Loosen front sight (A-5003) screw with furnished 25mm 
hex key {A-5006} and slide off front sight base (A-4Q75). {See Figure 5) Note 
that the screw head is on the left side of the rifle 



SLIDE OFF 
TO REMOVE 



FIGURE 5 




BACK KNURLED 
KNOB 



Removal of Rear Sight: Loosen hand nuts on lefl side of rear sight (A-5016) 
to release tension on base and slide off receiver (A-100/600). (See Figure 6) 



SLIDE OFF 
TO REMOVE 




FIGURES 



Removal or adjustment of butt plate spacers: Loosen two screws (A-519) in rubber 
butt plate (A-511) with furnished 5/32 hex key (A-516) and remove one, two or 
three butt plate spacers (A-512) as required to obtain length of pull necessary 
for shooter. Relighter screws, (See Figure 7] 




FIGURE 7 



Removal of Stock: Removal of the stock is not required for routine cleaning 
or maintenance and is not recommended except for good cause. If removal 
of the stock is necessary, remove rear take-down screw (A-8Q1) from rear of 
trigger guard {A-15Q). Remove the forward (rant take-down screw (A-800) from 
forend of stock. NOTE: The forward front take-down screw is recessed through 
handstop rail (A-5004). Lift barrel and receiver from stock (A-526). (See Figure 8) 




LIFT OUT 



FIGURE 



No further disassembly of the Kimber Model 82 Government rifle is recom- 
mended except by an authorized armorer. 



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2.2 ASSEMBLY OF RIFLE 

Replacement of Bolt Pull trigger (A-215GA) and slide bolt into receiver (A1Q0J600) 
closing bolt completely, and lower bolt handle (S-412). Note: Sort can only be 
placed in receiver in cocked position (See Figure 3). 

Replacement of Hand Stop Assembly: Slide Hand Slop onto Hand Stop Rail 
(A-5004) and rotate knurled knob clockwise to lighten Hand stop (A-513). 

Replacement of Sling Swivel: Press button on bottom of Hand Stop Assembly 
(A-513) releasing pressure on detent balls and push swivel into recess on hand 
stop. 

Replacement of Front Sight: Slide front sight (A-5003) onto front sight base 
(A-4075) and tighten with furnished Hex head key. Screw head should be on 
left side of riffe. 

Replacement of Rear Sight: Slide Rear sight (A-5016) onto dovetails cut in 
receiver (A-100/600) and tighten hand nuts on the left side of sight. 

Replacement of Butt Plate Spacers: Loosen two screws (A-519) in rubber butt 
plate (A-511) and insert spacers as required to obtain length of pull and retighten 
screws, 

Replacement of Stock: Replace receiver and barrel assembly (A-100/600) into 
stock (A-526) and replace front take-down screw (A-800) into receiver, NOTE: 
front take-down screw is recessed under handstop rail (A-5004). Replace rear 
take-down screw (A-801) and lighten both take-down screws evenly. 

NOTE: See Figures 3, 4. 5. 6, 7 f 8 and reverse procedures for assembly. 



CHAPTER 3 
OPERATION AND FUNCTIONING 

3.1 FIRING WARNING: always wear safety on shooting 

GLASSES AND EAR PROTECTORS WHEN FIRING ANY FIREARM 

WARNING: NEVER LOAD YOUR RIFLE UNTIL YOU AHE READY TO 
SHOOT. ALWAYS USE PROPER CARE AND COMMON SENSE IN HANDL- 
ING ANY FIREARMS. THE SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN THE ON 
POSITION (TO THE REAR). UNTIL ACTUALLY READY TO FIRE THE RIFLE. 
IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THE RIFLE IS TRULY SAFE ONLY WHEN THE 
BOLT IS TO THE REAR AND THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY. 

3.2 Loading: warning: make sure rifle is pointed down- range 

OR IN A SAFE DIRECTION. 

Move safety to sale position (to the rear) and open bolt by lifting bolt handle 
and pulling to the rear. 

Place a .22 Long Rifle cartridge on the loading plalform (A-318) (See Figure 
9) and close boit. The rifle is now ready to fire. DO NOT rotate safely forward 
until engaging your target 




FIGURE 9 

3.3 Firing: Be sure rifle is pointed down-range and safety is in "on" position 
(to Ihe rear) Pull the bolt to the rear with your finger off the trigger Place a 
cartridge on the loading platform and push the bolt forward smoothly and close. 
When ready to engage larget, rotate safety to the forward position and squeeze 
trigger. 

3.4 Unloading: To unload rifie, make sure rifle is pointed down-range or in 
a safe direction. Rotate safely to safe position {to rear) and open boll and pull 
to rear Cartridge will be pulled from chamber and ejected. Do not remove car- 
tridges from rifle's chamber manually (See Chapter 5). 



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CHAPTER 4 
TRIGGER ASSEMBLY ADJUSTMENT 



4.1 CAUTION l The Kimber Model 82 Government incorporates a fully ad- 
justable tngger which allows adjustment of the weight of trigger pull, the amount 
of overtravel and depth of sear engagement. 

We recommend thai this entire set of instructions be read carefully prior to mak- 
ing any trigger adjustments so that the relationship between all of the com- 
ponents within the trigger aseembly is fully understood. This is important because 
it is possible to make incorrect adjustments of the sear engagement which will 
create an unsafe situation and could cause accidental discharge. We recom- 
mend that adjustments of the sear engagement screw be' made only by an 
expenenced gunsmith or armorer. Prior to adjusting the trigger, the barreled 
action must be removed from the stock as described in Chapter 2. 

4.2 TRIGGER OVERTRAVEL 

The first step in adjusting the trigger involves the overtravel. The overtravel ad- 
justment determines the amount of travel of the trigger after the sear has fallen 
allowing the gun to fire. The overtravel is preset at the factory and SHOULD 
NOT require further adjustment. It further adjustment is needed, the adjustment 
screw is located on the front of the trigger housing. It is the screw closest to 
the barrel. (See figure 10) 



Over Travel 

Scot.. 



Scrw* 




Trigger 
Adjustment 



TRIGGER ASSEMBLY 

DETAIL 

A-215GA 



Sear 

Engagement 
Screw 



Set 

Screw 

faf 
j Locking 
' Safffly 



Saiaty 

Adjustmonl 

Screw 



Prior to turning the adjustment screw, there are two locking set screws (on© 
on either side of the trigger assembly) which must be loosened, allowing the 
adjustment screw to turn freely. When adjusting the overtravel, first close the 
bolt and pull the trigger. With the gun in the fired position, observe the trigger 
and sear through the inspection hole located in the side of the trigger housing. 
White pulling on the trigger in the fired position, observe the gap between the 
trigger and sear; this gap determines the overtravel of the trigger. If it appears 
excessive, simply continue observing the gap while pulling the trigger and turn- 
ing the adjustment screw clockwise until the desired gap is obtained. 

To test the feel of the overtravel, simply pull the trigger then release and pull 
again while in the fireci position. The amount of trigger travel that you feel is 
the amount of overtravel. 



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One precaution to be observed is lhat the overlravel can be reduced loo much. 
Tins creates a situation where Ihe trigger will nol move forward enough to allow 
the sear to spring upward which prevents the gun from being cocked, The gap 
between the trigger and sear as described earlier must therefore be visible lo 
the naked eye. When the proper gap is accomplished, the two locking set screws 
loosened earlier can be tightened on the adjusting screw, locking the adjust- 
ment screw in place. Be careful not to overtighten the set screws. 

4.3 TRIGGER AND SEAR ENGAGEMENT 

The next step in adjusting the trigger on the Kimber Model 82 Government is 
probably the most critical of all adjustments; the adjustment of the trigger and 
sear engagement 

The trigger and sear engagement is the surface areas of the trigger and the 
sear that come in contact with one another when the rifle is in the cocked posi- 
tion. The surface area will determine the amount of trigger travel required to 
fire the rifle and will increase or reduce creep and crispness of the trigger pull, 
The sear engagement should be approximately .030 of an inch, (as viewed 
through the inspection hole on the trigger housing); but this measurement is 
not always the most accurate determination for the adjustment of the trigger 
engagement surfaces, because the matching surfaces have been hand ston- 
ed and may vary. 

The best way to determine the proper engagement adjustment is lo first loosen 
the two set screws holding the sear engagement screw {located at the rear of 
Ihe trigger assembly housing). With the rifle cocked, lurn the screw clockwise 
until the sear drops past the trigger. Then lurn the adjustment screw counter- 
clockwise approximately one-half turn. This will result in approximately .030 of 
an inch engagement. At this point, snug the set screws, as described earlier. 
lo hold the adjustment screw in place 

WARNING: INADEQUATE DEPTH OF ENGAGEMENT CAN CREATE AN UN- 
SAFE SITUATION WHICH COULD CAUSE ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE. IT 
IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THAT THE SEAR AND TRIGGER 
ENGAGEMENT IS SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE 
IF THE RIFLE IS DROPPED 

To avert this potentially dangerous situation, perform the following check. Hold 
the barreled action by the barrel with the rifle cocked and the safety off. With 
a rearward motion, strike the tang of the rifle on something firm, but soft, such 
as a block of wood or rubber pad. Repeat several times to ensure Ihe rifle will 
not discharge under impact. If the rifle does nol discharge the engagement 
is adequate. If the rifle does discharge, increase the engagement by turning 
the adjustment screw counterclockwise until Ihe rifle will not discharge when 
impacted on the tang as described eariier. The standard factory setting is .030 
inch. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT THIS ADJUSTMENT BE MADE 
ONLY BY AN EXPERIENCED GUNSMITH OR ARMORER, 

4.4 SAFETY FUNCTION 

CAUTION: THE SAFETY SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR FUNCTION AFTER 
ANY ADJUSTMENT TO THE TRIGGER AND SEAR ENGAGEMENT To check 
the safety, cock the rifle and function the safety disc off and on several times; 
it should feel positive as il clicks off and on, Also while the rifle is cocked and 
the safety is on, pull the trigger; ihere should be absolutely no travel to the 
trigger. If there is iravel to the trigger the safety adjustment screw must be 
turned clockwise to eliminate all movement. 



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This is accomplished by loosening the single set screw located an the right 
side ol the safety shaft. Adjust the screw to eliminate any trigger travel and test 
as described above. Alsa if the disc function as described above was not positive, 
it may mean that the adjustment screw needs to be loosened but not so much 
that it will result in play in the trigger when pulled while the safety is engaged. 

After the adjustment is performed tighten the set screw to ensure the adjust- 
ment screw does not move, preventing a potentially unsafe situation. 

4.5 TRIGGER PULL 

The trigger pressure (weight) is adjusted at the factory to approximately four 
pounds. If you wish to change the trigger pull weight, simply loosen the set 
screws on either side of the trigger assembly located on the forward end nearest 
the bottom. Then I urn the adjusting screw clockwise to increase, or 
counterclockwise to decrease the trigger pull pressure. The ratio is approximately 
one half turn pef one pound The trigger is adjustable down to about two pounds 

Just a reminder; all factory adjustments are made with safety and function in 
mind. 

4.6 INSTALLATION OF STOCK 

Reassemble the barreled action to the stock as described in Chapter 2, The 
rifle is now ready to shoot. 



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CHAPTER 5 
MALFUNCTIONS 



5.1 The Kimbor Model 82 Government has an integral loading platform to assist 
in chambering the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. However, the priming compound 
in .22 Long Rifle ammunition is extremely sensitive and care should be taken 
in chambering a cartridge to insure smooth and sate chambering of the car- 
tridge DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FORCE A ROUND INTO THE CHAMBER BY 
STRIKING THE BOLT OR BY USING ANY UNDUE FORCE. 

WARNING: USING EXCESSIVE FORCE TO CHAMBER A CARTRIDGE CAN 
CAUSE DISCHARGE OF THE CARTRIDGE BEFORE THE BOLT IS FULLY 
LOCKED. SUCH DISCHARGE CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE RIFLE AND 
INJURY TO THE SHOOTER OR TO BYSTANDERS. 

Most failure to properly chamber a cartridge is caused by improper handling 
or defective ammunition. 

5.2 WARNING: IF A MALFUNCTION SHOULD OCCUR, KEEP THE MUZZLE 
POINTED DOWN-RANGE OR IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND PULL BOLT TO 
REAR, IF FOR ANY REASON THE CARTRIDGE IS NOT REMOVED FROM 
THE CHAMBER, DO NOT PRY CARTRIDGE WITH ANY TYPE OF TOOL. 
KEEPING YOUR HEAD AND FACE CLEAR OF THE MUZZLE OF THE RIFLE, 
REMOVE CARTRIDGE USING A CLEANING ROD INSERTED IN THE MUZ- 
ZLE. IF THE CARTRfDGE DOES NOT COME OUT OF THE CHAMBER WITH 
MINIMAL PRESSURE APPLIED TO CLEANING ROD. STOP . RIFLE MUST 
BE TAKEN TO QUALIFIED ARMORER. IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, DO NOT 
PUT THE BOLT BACK IN THE RECEIVER UNTIL THE LIVE ROUND HAS 
BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CHAMBER. 

5.3 The use of only .22 Long Rifle ammunition manufactured to SAAMJ or Govern- 
menl Speciflcaiions will insure trouble-free operation of your rifle. 

5.4 It is good practice to occasionally inspect fired cartridge cases looking for bulged 
heads, splits, or any other abnormality. If this occurs, have the rifle inspected 
by a qualified armorer. 



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CHAPTER 6 
SIGHT ADJUSTMENT 

6.1 Rear Sight: The Kimber Model 82 Government rffte is equipped with 
an adjustable rear sight This sight is adjustable for both windage and eleva- 
tion. In addition, each sight is equipped with an adaptor allowing the use of 
other types of apertures. The furnished aperture has the same thread as 
Anschutz and can be exchanged with similar apertures. Each click (either win- 
dage) or elevation) at the sight will move the point of impact approximately MS' 
at 100 yards. All rifles are shipped with sight adjusted at 0-0 position for ap- 
proximate range ol 50 yards. All rifles are supplied with an adaptor to allow 
use of other types of apertures. To use Lyman aperture, screw adaptor into sight 
and screw Lyman aperture into adaptor. 

The dials on the sights are clearly marked with direction of movement to insure 
proper placement on target. 

Caution: Except for the aperture and its adaptor, the rear sight of the Kimber 
Model 82 Government rifle should never be taken apart. Replacement of sight 
should be as a unit. 

6.2 Front Sight: The Kimber Model 82 Government rifle is equipped with 
a target front sight with ten interchangeable inserts, Seven of these are aper* 
ture type and three are post types. To install interchangeable insert, loosen back 
knurled knob on sight (See Figure 5) until slot in sight is clear. Place inter- 
changeable insert in sight and tighten knob. (See Figure 11) 




FRONT FRONT 

POST APERTURE 

SIGHT SIGHT 



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CHAPTER 7 
CARE AND CLEANING 

7.1 Cleaning Equipment: The normal cleaning devices for the Kimber 
Model 82 Government are: cleaning rod, bristle bore brush (brass preferred), 
and a slotted lip or jag with cleaning patches of the correct size. Either com- 
mercial or government issued small arms powder solvents and lubricating oil 
may be used. 

7.2 Cleaning Procedure: Remove bolt from receiver (See Disassembly 
Instructions). Check to see that bore and chamber are clear. 

Place bristle bore brush on cleaning rod and put solvent on brush. Clean bore 
from receiver end running brush through bore several times Replenish solvent 
as necessary. Make certain that the chamber as well as bore are thoroughly 
clean. Run a dry patch through the bore. It must be bright with no trace of grease, 
lead, or any foreign material. If necessary, re-do bore with bristle bore brush 
and solvent until clean. When bore is clean, run a patch through bore with a 
light coat oF lubricating oil. 

Using a clean patch, saturate with solvent and wipe down all metal surfaces 
of the rifle. (Do not put solvent or lubricating oil on stock). If this does not clean 
rifle adequately, put solvent on bore brush and clean area still dirty. After rifle 
is clean, wipe with dry patch and inspect for cleanliness When all metal parts 
are clean, wipe surfaces with patch lightly saturated with lubricating oil. A drop 
of oil should be placed on the cocking stud {S-409) area of the bolt and al- 
lowed to flow into the bolt to lubricate the firing pin spring, Note: It is not recom- 
mended that lubricating oil be put on the trigger sear engagement notch This 
area should be Ihoroughly cleaned but kept dry of lubricants. 

Caution: A common error is the excessive use of lubricating oils. Never apply 
excessive quantities of lubricants. 

7.3 Periodic Maintenance: Normal usage of the Government Model 
and rouiine cleaning as indicated herein wilt keep this rifle in top condition. 
However, exposure to water (particularly salt spray), dust, sand, high humidity, 
or other adverse conditions require more frequent cleaning and maintenance 
to insure reliable functioning of your rifle. 

Note: If nfle is to be stored for long periods of time, clean as indicated but do 
not use the normal lubricating oil. P-9 preservative oil should be used on all 
metal parts before storage. Do not put any kind ol lubricating oil on the stock. 

Firearms should be stored unloaded, with tension off the firing pin spring. 
Tension on firing pin spring can be released by pulling trigger as bolt 
is closed. Caution: The Kimber Model 82 Government rifle is not designed 
to be dry fired! 



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7,4 WARNING: NEVER FIRE ANY FIREARM WITH EXCESSIVE OIL, GREASE, 
OR ANY OTHER OBJECT IN THE BORE. THIS WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO 
THE RIFLE IN THE WORST CASE AND A LOSS OF ACCURACY IN THE 
BEST CASE. NEVER PUT LUBRICANTS OF ANY TYPE ON AMMUNITION 
AS THIS CAN CAUSE DETERIORATION OF BOTH PROPELLANT AND 
PRIMING COMPOUND. LUBRICATION OF AMMUNITION CAN CAUSE 
MISFIRES, HANGFIRES, AND EVEN WORSE, A SITUATION WHERE A 
BULLET MAY BE LODGED IN THE BARREL, WHEN A SUBSEQUENT 
ROUND IS FIRED, EXTREME DAMAGE TO THE BORE WILL RESULT AND 
WILL NORMALLY REQUIRE REPLACEMENT OF THE BARREL. USE 
LUBRICANTS WISELY. 



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MODEL 82 
US. GOVERNMENT 



S-40B 



. woe f^, s«w 







Ingje- 

t\ I I. . ■: i ! 



TRIGGER ASSEMBLY 
DETAIL 
A-215GA 



PARTS IDENTIFICATION 



SIGHT PARTS 

"Army Slocked Part Number Part Name 

*A-b003 Front Sight Assembly (includes A-5027) 

'A-5016 Rear Sigh! Assembly (includes A-5028 & A-5029} 

'A-5027 Front Sight Insert Set (not pictured* 

'A-502B Rear Sight Aperture 

'A-5029 Rear Sight Adaptor 



RIFLE PARTS 



"Army Stocked Pari Number 

t A-100/600 
VMS) 

'Mm 

'A-2I5GA 
'A-306 
■A-307 
■A-318 
"A-319 
t A-401 
t A-J24 
•A-511 
•A-512 
•A-513 
*A-516 
*A-519 
'A-526 
■A-600 
■A-801 
■A-4075 
•A-4076 
•A-5004 
"A-5005 
•A-5006 
■n-601 
'R-602 
"RB-218 
■S-102 
■S-1Q3 
"S-HM 
•S-304 
"5-306 
"S-307 
*S-402 
*S-d03 
■S-4(M 
■S-405 
"&406 

"S-408 
'S-409 

i 5, .!•:■■ 
•S-415 
-S-416 

•s^t? 

■S-5022 
tNol interchangeable without filling. 



Part Name 

ReeeiverrBarrel Assembly 

Trigger Guard 

Trigger Guard Plate 

Trigger Group Assembly (includes S-2(Mi 

Safety Disc 

Satety Pin Spring 

Loading PlatlomifEjeeiDr 

Loading Platform Screw 

Boll Head 

Ball Assembly 

Bun PSale 

But! Plaie Spacers (3| 

Hand Slop Assembly 

5/32 Hex Key, Butt Plate (not pictured] 

Butt Plata Screws (2) 

SlocH Assam My 

Fronl Takedown Scjbws (?) 

Rear Takedown Screw 

From Sight Base 

Scape Mount Bases (2) 

Hand Stop Rail 

Hand Stop Rail Screws (2) 

2.5mm Hex Key. Fronl Sight 

Recoil Lug 

Recoil Lug Sel Screw 

Trigger Housing Screws {2) 

Bolt Lacking Plunger 

Boll Lacking Plunger Pin 

Sear Spring 

Safely Pm 

Safety Oise Screw 

Bolt Locking Plunger Spring 

Extractor 

Helper 

Extractor Spring 

Striker 

Firing Pin 

Mainspring 

Mainspring Pin 

Cocking Stud (Lett Hand Thread) 

Boll Handle 

Boll Stop 

Soil Stop Spring 

Boll Slop Screw 

Scope Mount Base Screws (6)